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"Note to team: set your sights higher when formulating the mission statement."
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"Wait till to meet him, Mom! He reads books, has a checking account, and can even write script!"
"I got an 'A' in hopelessness and a 'B' in missed opportunities."
Expectations vs. reality
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, waiter, waiters, server, servers, order, ordering, taking an order, taking your order, expectation, expectations, expect, high expectations, low expectations, expectations vs reality, expectations v. reality, bad food, bad restaurant, bad restaurants, bad food, disappointing, disappointment, disappoint, food, bad food
Mr. Clean Enough
Tags:hygiene, hygienic, clean, cleaner, cleanliness, cleaning, chore, chores, household, household chores, housekeeping, house keeping, vacuum, vacuuming, hoover, hoovering, dusting, dust, dirt, grime, house, home, homes, good enough, reasonable, expectations, standard, standards, high standards, low standards, lower expectations, low expectations, high expectations, realistic, realistically
"I'm proud of you for making a gurgle."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, infant, infants, baby, babies, gurgle, gurgles, gurgling, pride, proud, baby talk, mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, participation trophy, participation trophies, low expectation, low expectations, low bar, low bars, mediocre, mediocrity, modern life, modern parent, modern parenting, achievement, achievements, benchmark, benchmarks
"And if you do any work, put it here."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, filing, file, files, filing cabinet, filing cabinets, work, working, low expectations, productivity, negative, pessimistic, pessimism, pessimist, pessimists
"At this point in the season I'm ahead of Roger Maris. I'm alive."
"Why are you reading obituaries?""To manage expectations..."
Tags:obituaries, obituary, manage expectations, managing expectations, reading, read, reads, death, dead, died, low expectations, keeping expectations low, colleague, colleagues, annoying colleague, annoying colleagues, hate my job, hate ones job, hate your job, hating your job, relatonship, relationships, bad relationship, bad relationships, couple, couples, unhappy couple, unhappy couples
"Your Gap ad will come."
Tags:ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, advertising, clothing ad, clothing ads, clothing advert, clothing adverts, agent, agents, actor, actors, failed actor, failed actors, high hopes, low expectations, lowered expectations, advertising industry, acting job, acting jobs, ambition, ambitions
"I think I was a little ambitious asking for a Brad Pitt look alike, now I'm just looking for 'male, with a heartbeat'."
Tunnel of Life
Tags:amusement park, amusement parks, funfair, funfairs, theme park, theme parks, theme park ride, theme park rides, water park, water parks, the tunnel of love, disappointing, disappointment, disappointments, growing up, life choices, monotony, monotonous, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, low expectations
In the Era of Reduced Expectations
Tags:millennial, millennials, debt, in debt, college debt, student loan, student loans, credit card debt, lowering standards, lowering expectations, low expectations, reduced expectations, settling, settle, settled, modern life, break even, breaking even, how to book, how to manual, advice book, economics, saving money, money, making money, getting by
"Congratulations, Estes. You're not as dumb as I thought you were."
"Greg, we have to let you go. You haven't ripped off a customer in over a week."
Tags:customers, customer, customer service, auto repair, auto repairs, car repair, car repairs, repairman, repairmen, repair man, repair men, crooked business, crooked businesses, rip-off, rip-offs, ripped off, rip off, rip offs, swindle, swindles, swindler, swindlers, swindling, crooked, liar, liars, lying, repair, repairs, low expectations, fire, fires, fired, low expectations
Limited Resources and Low Expectations
Tags:social mobility, social problem, social problems, poverty, poverty gap, low expectation, low expectations, social climbing, aspiration, aspirations, socially mobile, class divide, class divides, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, socially mobile, higher education, higher ed
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Targeting the 'Low Expectation' voter.
"I thought being eaten by wolves would be different."
"You know, I'm happy in my world of low expectations."
'Setting a low bar helps us to consistently exceed our expectations.'
"If we can't find all the ingredients, we'll just make something horrible."
'It's not about raising expectations, it's about our customers lowering theirs.'
"We've been admiring your fathering techniques."
Tags:playpark, playparks, children, child, kid, kids, father, fathers, dad, dads, fatherhood, fathering, fathering technique, good dad, good dads, good father, good fathers, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, mothering, motherhood, single dad, single dads, single father, single fathers, single parent, single parents, family, families, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, expectation, expectations, societal expectations, low expectations, admire, admires, admired, admiring
Trump lowers the bar